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Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero July Blog Hop! – jkcards

Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero July Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to the July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop to celebrate the release of this month’s amazing kit! I have been having so much fun sharing sneak peeks with you over the past five days and now it’s time for you to get your hands on it! If you want to see the other sneak peeks you can click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!

Something else that you should know about this month’s kit, Hero Arts is going to donate 10% of profits for our July 2016 MMH Kit to ocean preservation through the World Wildlife Foundation!


How cool is that? More on what you get in the kit below but first I have one more card to share with you!

All the time that I have been paying with this kit I have been seeing a Jellyfish in a jar! Well, today that is going to happen! To create my fun Birthday card I started by using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Soft Pool Ink to add color to a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock. For the jar I dug into my stash and pulled out the Hero Arts Winter Scene Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped the jar in Soft Pool Ink. I then used the Coordinating Jar Frame Cuts to cut the jar out of the panel. I also tore a piece of Desert Storm 80lb and cut the jar out of a part of that too. The “sand” is then adhered to the bottom of the ink blended panel. To stamp the greeting I used Dolphin Ombre Ink and stamped it in the upper left corner. On the jar cut-out I stamped the Color Layering Jellyfish in Dolphin Ombre Ink and then heat embossed him in Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder. In the lower left I stamped a few of the small Coral also in Dolphin Ombre Ink. Before continuing I used the ink blended panel to line up and adhere the jar cut out to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Next I added some acetate to the back of the ink blended panel and then die cut the Jar Frame Cut from a piece of Fun Foam. That is adhered to the back of the ink blended panel. Some of the flat sequins from the Little Things by Lucy Mermaid Exclusive Mix are added to the jar and the front panel is adhered to the card base. I stamped three of the starfish in the Dolphin Ombre Ink and cut them out with my Scissors. They are adhered to the card with Glue Dots. The card needed just a little something more so I added a few more of the Sequins and a few Sparkling Clear ones for little more sparkle! What a fun different birthday card to send to someone, don’t you think?!

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Now it’s time for you to get your hands on this kit! You can click on any of the images below to be taken to the Hero Arts Online Store to get your own! Here is what you get in the July Kit:


Main Kit Contents

A large 6×8 stamp set
Matching Frame Cuts dies
Ombré Dolphin ink pad **
Lucy’s Sequins Mermaid mix, made exclusively for Hero Arts
2 half sheets of Aqua Lagoon metallic cardstock
2 half sheets of Silver Swirl text weight paper
** The Ombré Dolphin ink pad is brand new and inspired by the Pantone Color(s) of the Year, a pink to blue spectrum. It is exclusive to the kit through 2016.
There are a few adds-ons to the kit and they are:
Color Layering Octopus Stamp Set
Color Layering Octopus Frame Cuts
Paper Layering Octopus
AF365 Ombre Mermaid
Mermaid Ombre Ink Pad
Be sure to hop along with us! You can click HERE to be taken to the amazing Jennifer McGuire’s Blog! I know that I will be spending some time checking out what cool things she has done with this month’s kit! In case you get lost there is also a complete list of all hop participants here:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Justin Krieger
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Veronica Zalis
Libby Hickson
Joan Bardee


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!

I have linked to the additional items that I used on today’s card in case you are interested in seeing them!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy this month’s kit as much as I am! 🙂

220 Replies to “Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero July Blog Hop!”

  1. This is a MUST HAVE kit and I’ve enjoyed all your projects Justin, well done!

  2. Wow, I am blown away by your last several cards with these products. Today’s card is especially gorgeous with the sequins. I have always loved all things sea worthy, so your colors and designs suit me. The Christmas jar set is so pretty and perfect for your shaker idea. I haven’t made a shaker card in a couple of years. You always give me inspiration! Have a terrific Tuesday! Hugs, Nancy B

  3. I am so happy that you are part of the Hero Arts blog hop this month. This project is fantastic. That jar looks like it’s sitting in some sand. The colors are great. And all the sneak peeks you gave leading up to this project was a great idea. Congrats my friend.

  4. I love this kit, so cute! I really like the Ombré Dolphin ink and Mermaid mix that comes with it :o)

  5. Been out of pocket all weekend and missed all your wonderful aquatic themed cards–love them!!!

  6. Great cards and I’ve enjoyed seeing the different ideas. This is a wonderful kit and you have done it justice.

  7. Oh my Justin, this card is just beautiful. I think that the Hero Arts kit of the month has a lot more in it than most of the other monthly kits I’ve seen. I have so enjoyed seeing all the different cards you made with just this one kit. I love it and your cards have been outstanding!

    1. Thank you Grace! I agree, the Hero kits are definitely a good value! I’m glad that you enjoyed all of my cards! 🙂

  8. Wonderful, wonderful card. Putting the critter in the jar is a stroke of genius. Makes a perfect shaker.

  9. Great card kit! Not often I say I MUST have something, this was the exception.

  10. These images are steps above other marine life stamps that I have seen. Along with Hero’s other sea creatures, you could stamp for an entire year!

  11. So happy for you, Justin you’re an incredible artist! I have been enjoying all of the beautiful cards! 🙂 Will check out the rest of the Hero Arts Hop! 🙂 I have to get this set!

    1. Thank you so much Eva! I’m glad that you enjoyed all of the cards that I created for the release! I had so much fun making them and participating! Hope that you enjoyed the rest of the hop! 🙂

  12. Oh I love the jar idea! How cool! Now you need to put the Octopus in there! 😀

  13. Wow! Creativity abounds with every piece of this kit! I can hardly wait to try each one? Thanks for the suspense too. Made it absolutely fun!!!!

  14. I like the idea of using the jar for your shaker. Very appealing card. Thanks.,

  15. Justin, you just keep topping yourself! Love the jellyfish in a jar! The sequins are perfect!

  16. Great card!!!!! love it and love the kit. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  17. Putting the jellyfish “into” a jar was such a cute idea. I love that it is a shaker on top so it looks like the jellyfish is in the water. Love it!

  18. Awesome card-fun jar with all it’s contents!!! Hero Arts has come out with another wonderful kit !

  19. Fun card, I never would of thought to put a jellyfish in a jar and make it a shaker!

  20. I really like the composition of your card. The jellyfish in a jar sitting on the sandy beach is very clever.

  21. Beautiful card, Justin. My first time at your blog (where have I been?), but I’ll be visiting more often, that’s for sure.

    1. Thank you so much Charlotte! Well, I’m glad that you found me! I’m happy to have you along on my little journey! 🙂

  22. Jelly in a Jar , love this kit so many ideas . GREAT cards , all of them have been following

  23. Excellent idea to put the jellyfish in a jar : nobody will get hurt ! And a great way to make a shaker card. You created a really beautiful card.

  24. So great looking with the jar on the sand, a shaker and the jelly fish in a jar! Love it!

  25. Really like your take on the sea card. I love this kit. I would type more but broke wrist

  26. I’ve been watching your card making for past several days using this special HA Card Kit. All your cards are unique and have a quality look. I love the whimsy of having a jellyfish in a jar. Good coloring on today’s card, and all the cards you’ve done using this special card kit.

  27. I really like how you used the jar for the shaker card. I enjoyed it very much.

  28. Absolutely Stunning! I love this Justin! Kit is ordered as well as the add-on set and dies.. you know I’m a sucker for anything Nautical! 🙂

    1. Thank you Tina! I had so much fun with the Kit! It’s such a nice and different one! I too love anything sea related! 🙂

  29. Super cool shaker card Justin. Love the stars and circle sequins… the little star fish are perfect. Such pretty colors. I really like yesterday’s card too.

  30. How cute! Just think a jellyfish in a jelly jar! Creative and fun! 🙂

  31. Who would have thought! Great idea thinking outside….the jar! Lol what a fantastic way to use this beautiful kit! Thanks for sharing!

  32. What a lovely card and such a great idea using the jar. Love it. Beautiful new kit. I love the ocean.

  33. Love the beach background scene for the jellyfish-in-a-jar, beautiful card!

  34. I just love your card! And the jar is a great and creative idea!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

  35. Great card. Wouldn’t have ever thought to make the mason jar the shaker card area.

  36. Beautiful colors and textures on this delightful card! Love these beautiful ocean-themed designs! Awesome colors and details! Love the new ombre pads!

  37. What a fun way to showcase this stamp set , by using the jar die cutout! I really love the sea creature images in the kit!

  38. I love your jellyfish in a jar!
    All I could think of is having one of those button batteries ( I have seen them somewhere ) to make the jellyfish light up 🙂
    Thank you for your inspiration !

  39. I wish I could afford to buy this kit right now because those color combinations are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win the kit 🙂

  40. Oh my goodness, love the jellyfish in a jar shaker! Now I need that set of stamps and dies, too. Don’t tell my wallet. OK. Deal.

  41. Wow! Really beautiful, Justin. I’d rather appreciate a jellyfish behind glass too, I remember them in the ocean and they sure got us moving in a hurry 🙂
    This is so creative, love it!

    1. Thank you so much Joanne! LOL! Yes, I like him in the jar too! They are beautiful creatures though! 🙂

  42. Wow! Your background and beach scene are just perfection! A jelly fish in a jar too – love the quirkiness of this! Fabulous inking and wonderful use of the stamps, thanks for the fabulous hop Karen x

  43. Who said that birthday’s are, just, for clowns and balloons? They NEED to see this card!
    GREAT JOB!!!

  44. What a fun idea.
    Would have never thought about putting something
    aquatic in a jar. thanks for the idea.
    It’s a wonderful card.

  45. Great shaker card design. Love all the other samples you had posted. Great use of colors. Wonderful discovering your blog and hope to see more of your designs.

    1. Thank you Aileene! I’m happy that you enjoyed all of the cards and hope that you will follow along in the future! 🙂

  46. Awww!!! Definitely one of the most beautiful release! And your card is really breathless!!! <3 I owuld love to receive one for my birthday next weeks! Love it!

  47. This is a very clever and fun card ! Your layout is just fabulous and your beach scene is perfect ! Thanks a lot for sharing and for the inspiration

  48. I think this set is cool, I LOVE that HERO ARTS is making so many layered stamps! They are easy and fun. Also, what a great cause! Thanks for sharing!

  49. Love how you added the jellyfish into the jar. Love the torn border.

  50. A “jelly jar”, of course! 🙂 Beautiful concept and soooo well done.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  51. I came over from Michael Trent’s blog and you created such a fun card. I love the shaker look even though I don’t know how to do one. It so fun looking but I don’t think I would want to meet that jelly fish for real:)

    1. Yay! Glad that you stopped by Birgit! Shaker cards are so much fun and once you get the hang of them, they are easy! No, I like the jellyfish in the jar! 🙂

  52. I love the jellyfish in he jar too. All of your cards are totally awesome! I haven’t ever seen you in the paper crafting blogging world. I look forward to seeing more of your creations and talent!

    1. Thank you so much Becky! I hope that you will be back to follow along with my little adventure! 🙂

  53. Justin, I LOVE shaker cards and yours is GREAT! Such a nice touch with the jar. Thanks so much for sharing with us AND for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

    1. Thank you so much Debbie! What an honor to be part of such an amazing hop! 🙂

  54. Wow, I love the mason jar as a shaker! That’s something I never would have thought of!

  55. I love the idea of the bottled jelly fish! Reminds me of my staycation at Resorts World Sentosa where there’s a whole tank of jellies. Wish I could bring them home. It has such a calming effect just staring at it. Beautiful card! I wish some one could send me their jelly fish card made using this stamp Coz its such a shame that I missed purchasing the kit :(( feeling heartbroken here.. Boo hoo…

  56. I love all the shaker cards everyone has made, and that includes yours! What a pretty card and I love the colors too! Nice job!

  57. What a clever idea for a shaker card! I love the jar with the jellyfish scene sitting in the sand like you’d just caught that jellyfish. Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. Sea creatures in a jar…and a shaker no less. Terrific design and live the colors!

  59. I would have never thought to put the jellyfish in a jar but I think that is very clever. Love your card!!

  60. Can see that you really enjoyed this kit. Love all the create ideas. Your sketches are very helpful for designing layouts.

  61. I love how you used a variety of stamps/dies to create this card. Great way of mixing old with new.

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